(For information about free movie screenings in Auckland/Hamilton, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland's website.)
Admission is free! Movies are screened free of charge at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6pm. The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances so please check back to confirm there have been no changes.
A short video (Japan Video Topics) will be shown from 5.45pm before the feature film begins at 6pm. Admission is free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis.
Embassy and elevator access will be available from 5.30pm.
L18 The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.
Samurai Banners (風林火山)
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles Released: 1969. Running Time: 165 mins. Rating: M (Audiences over 15years) Genre: Samurai, Drama. Director: Hiroshi Inagaki. Starring: Toshiro Mifune and Toshiko Sakuma
Toshiro Mifune, the best known actor for Kurosawa’s films, stars in this epic drama based on the 1953 best selling historical novel by Yasushi Inoue. In ancient Japan, during the period of civil wars, Shingen Takeda reigns undisputed as the mightiest of warlords. A brilliant strategy by Kansuke Yamamoto (Mifune) helps the position of Takeda.
Free admission based on a first-come, first-served basis. Lifts are available from 5:30pm. The entrance will be closed if the theatre reaches capacity. A short Japan Video Topics DVD will be shown from 5:45pm before the start of the feature film at 6:00pm.